Tariff Man!

Cartoonist/illustrator Ellis Rosen is one of many who are making the most of Trump’s “Tariff Man” comment a few days ago.  This one was in Friday’s Washington Post.  Take a look …Tariffman-2Tariffman-3Tariffman-4Tariffman-5Tariffman-6Tariffman-7

It’s just too easy, isn’t it?  And here are a few more from other ‘toonists …

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16 thoughts on “Tariff Man!

  1. He and Macron have a lot in common except Tariff man is an uneducated, brawling idiot with uncontrollable thumbs.
    Outrage amongst common people affected by disaterous policy, is much the same. Oh that we could rid the planet of such destroying pests!

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  2. Dear Jill,

    His gut is full of gaseous material and that’s all his gut is worth. His instincts towards any issue is way off the mark except on knowing what to do to please his base.

    But in this case, he isn’t even helping many of his supporters. The farmers in middle America are hurting. When he has to lie about a trade agreement purportedly made between him and China’s president, then you know we’re in trouble. The US congressional republicans need to join ranks with democrats to stop him from dallying in these trade disputes because he’s clueless.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Yes, my friend, we are in trouble and by the time his followers wake up and realize they have been had, it will almost certainly be too late. He brags of the high stock market, but I predict it is on a fulcrum, just waiting for a tremor to send it tumbling. He is a fool, but more to the point, so are those who still sing his praises.
      Hugs!!!

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  3. Jill, these are hilarious and pertinent, especially when he offers help when it is not wanted. The painful truth as reported by financial people is the self-described “Tariff Man” has a hard time defining what tariffs do. He is equally poorly adroit at defining trade deficits. I must confess that his inability to do these things surprised me, as economics and business were supposed to be his strengths. In reality, his choosing not to to study things hits home on his so-called sweet spot. Then, there are all the things he clearly knows little about. Keith

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    • You and I, as well as most of our blogging friends, knew from the beginning that he was not anywhere near qualified for the job of president. But these days, even we are surprised at just how truly un-intelligent, borderline illiterate he truly is. A trumpite commenting on my blog tonight mentioned how Trump had created jobs and brought the stock market to an ‘all-time high’. I just cringed, for I feel the earth trembling ‘neath my feet, I think that no good will come of his tariffs and his taunting other nations, his bullying tactics. He’s on borrowed time, where the economy is concerned, but you can’t tell that to his die-hard supporters. Sigh.

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  4. Hi there. If it’s not too much trouble, would you be able to describe the cartoons to me since I can’t see them? Anyone who is willing to help, I’d appreciate it.

    Thank you. have a great day.

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    • I am so sorry, Scott … I forgot about your blindness. I will try my best here. The first is a series of six cartoons. The first frame shows Trump dressed like Superman with the wording, “By day he is anything but mild-mannered president Donald Trump, but when the world calms down for a second, he becomes …” and then in JUMBO letters … “TARIFF MAN”. The second frame shows two stock analysts with a graph in the background that says, “One day at the New York Stock Exchange …” and one analyst says to the other, “Well, it looks like things are finally stabilizing”. The third frame shows Trump in his Superman costume CRASHING through the skylight at the stock exchange, saying “Did somebody say STABILIZING?” The two analysts are cringing. In the fourth frame, Trump has cell phone in hand, saying “Looks like you need my help. I’ll take it from here”. The two analysts are making tepid protestations. The fifth frame shows the screen of the cell phone with @RealDonaldTrump’s picture and the tweet says: “I am Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to max out our economic power. We are right now taking in billions in tariffs. Make America Rich Again” And the final frame shows Superman Trump flying out the broken skylight saying “And now I’m off to the EU”, while the analysts hold their heads, saying, “Please don’t”

      The second cartoon shows Superman Trump on one end of a rope over a pulley, with the other end weighted down by a safe marked, “Trade Wars”. Trump is saying “Look! Up in the sky! It’s Tariff Man!”

      The third cartoon shows a really disgusting, flabby Trump in a Superman-style costume, but gold & green, saying “To the tariff cave … that’s just Mar-a-Lago”, and at the bottom it says “Faster than a sinking stock market! More powerful than a plant closing! Able to incite an international trade war in a single bound! It’s TARIFFMAN!”

      The fourth and final ‘toon shows Trump in a Batman-style suit standing atop a tall building, saying “Trade Wars are easy to win because I’m Tariff Man”.

      Hope that helps you to visualize it. He has really opened a can of humour with his Tariff Man comment, hasn’t he?

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